Apple TV is one of the best set-top boxes out there and it’s also the closest Apple will probably come to releasing a home console. Well, there was the awesomely weird, ill-fated Apple Bandai Pippin 20 years ago, but it’s a pretty safe bet this sort of thing isn’t happening again. Since the Apple TV supports third-party controllers, and there’s quite a few of them out there, and has loads of good games out for it, we thought we’d present you with our pick with the best of them.Some of the titles in our list are universal apps, meaning that they can be purchased through iTunes on other devices and will appear in the “Purchased” section in the Apple TV App Store, but there are others that are exclusive to the media player and can be purchased through its App Store only. For your convenience, we will be marking each game with a “Universal” or “Apple TV-exclusive” tag.So, grab that gamepad, or Siri Remote, and let’s … [Read more...] about 5 best games for the Apple TV
posted on 28 Oct 2016, 10:17 0 1. ibend (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014) those are already the best? posted on 28 Oct 2016, 13:12 0 5. sgodsell (Posts: 5787; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) Google's Chromecast has a hell of a lot more games, plus it's a fraction of the price. Not to mention users can user their phones or tablets as input controllers. posted on 28 Oct 2016, 20:59 0 8. vazandrew (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Oct 2016) Not the same by any means. There's a big difference between casting and running natively. You can use the phone as a controller with Apple TV as well. posted on 28 Oct 2016, 10:27 2 2. fsnas (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Jun 2012) I though this is a phone arena! posted on 28 Oct 2016, 11:05 1 3. mi7chy (Posts: 53; Member since: 18 Apr 2016) Apple TV is meh. $40 Odroid C2 is better and more versatile with 10-bit 4K 60fps h265 HEVC accelerated decoding, ability to run Android or Linux and fast eMMC and micro SD … [Read more...] about Comments for : 5 best games for the Apple TV
App attack By Nilay Patel "The future of TV is here." It is not the world’s most understated tagline for a new product, especially one from Apple. If you want to set sky-high expectations around a new TV product after years of rumors and sly winks and shelved plans, well, that’s exactly how to do it. You say that you’ve invented the future of TV, and that it is here. You say it while knowing full well that Steve Jobs set the stage for a radical new TV from Apple in 2011 by directly telling his biographer that he’d "finally cracked it," and that he wanted to create "an integrated television set that is completely easy to use," with "the simplest user interface you could imagine." You say that the future of TV is here even though every attempt to place a computer at the center of the living room experience has bombed catastrophically for nearly two decades, and that rivals like Microsoft and Google have each been floored by the challenges of television. You take … [Read more...] about Apple TV review: is this the future?
It doesn’t light up all of the lights. Listeners of The Vergecast know that I’ve been ridiculously excited about the new Apple TV 4K for weeks now, because there isn’t a great standalone streaming device that supports Dolby Vision 4K HDR and the new Dolby Atmos surround sound format. I just haven’t been able to use the full capabilities of my home theater — lighting up both the Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos lights on my receiver and TV — and I was excited for Apple to put out a polished, high-end product that got me there. Apple is firmly at the high end of the market: the Apple TV 4K starts at $179, much more than competing 4K HDR-capable devices like the $89 Roku Premiere+ or the $69 Google Chromecast Ultra. I was really expecting — hoping! — this thing would blow me away. But the new Apple TV doesn’t support Atmos. And it doesn’t support YouTube in 4K HDR. And it doesn’t have Disney or Marvel movies in 4K HDR. And it … [Read more...] about Apple TV 4K review: so close, so far
Apple’s TV app now supports live news, a feature first shown off on stage at the September event that saw the announcement of the Apple TV 4K. US viewers should now see live news sources appear in the TV app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. 9to5Mac spotted the update. Initial news sources include CNN, CBS, Fox News, Bloomberg, CNBC, and Cheddar, all appearing in the primary Watch Now section of the app on iOS and tvOS 11.2.5. The TV app also got support for live sports programming with an update back in December. … [Read more...] about Apple rolls out live news in TV app for iOS and Apple TV